Piers Morgan Draws Outrage for Claiming Kanye Is Responsible for White Girls Singing the N-Word

Piers Morgan got Twitter buzzing on Thursday with an article wondering if white girls should be able to drop the n-word when rapping along with Yeezy.

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British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan poses for a photograph as he arrives for the European premiere of Eddie The Eagle in London on March 17, 2016.

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On Thursday, Piers Morgan wrote a column with the headline "Don't get angry about a bunch of white girls singing n***as, blame Kanye and the rap industry for putting it in their songs in the first place." The impetus for this particular column (which is not the first time he's mused on this topic, by the way) was a University of New Hampshire sorority video that showed a number of girls rapping along to West's "Gold Digger," chorus and all.

He also teased his write-up with this:

Should white girls be allowed to sing 'niggas'?
New column posting very soon.

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 21, 2017

As you may have guessed due to the extremely specific headline, Morgan argued that those who were to blame for the controversial news making video were not the students in the footage, but instead West (as well as other rappers) who write lyrics with n-bombs in them. He then goes on to muse on this topic for *scrolls down* awhile. Lots of words. I guess that's to be expected from the Daily Mail.

Whether you view him as a troll or a provocateur (which is pretty much just the same thing with a different spin) Morgan's column sure did piss off a lot of Twitter users:

All we have to fear is Piers itself.#PiersMorgan https://t.co/2hVQPemGBN

— Really Don't Trump (@reallyDontTrump) September 21, 2017

That new #PiersMorgan article attempting to police, but (of course) profit, black culture is a piece of work. @piersmorgan

— Quentin Harrison (@TheQHBlend) September 21, 2017

When you see #piersmorgan is trending and its not bc he got fired or banned from television in general pic.twitter.com/coRRPzRDkJ

— Phenomenally Black 💃🏾🦋🌺♈️ (@luvwinsresist) September 21, 2017

Should Piers Morgan drink a canteen of my warm yellow piss?
New column posting very soon. https://t.co/ulkbg7Ob2H

— SHERRIE VON DOOM 🧠 (@citizenrobot) September 21, 2017

The fact that Piers Morgan was a giant failure here is perhaps our greatest argument for American exceptionalism

— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) September 21, 2017

I feel Piers Morgan wants our attention so badly that we should just ignore him -- forever.

— wemurk employee (@DPMCanty) September 21, 2017

piers morgan is actually obsessed with getting reactions out of black people. he's actually sick in the head.

— honesthonesthonest.substack.com (@helloalegria) September 21, 2017

Retweet this if you think that Piers Morgan should go on a tour of black neighborhoods & explain why white girls should be able to say nigga https://t.co/1UGi4ETBY3

— 🇯🇲Black 🇭🇹 Aziz 🇳🇬 aNANsi 🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) September 21, 2017

There are bad ideas and then there's what Piers Morgan just tweeted.

— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 21, 2017

this is 100 percent about you just wanting to write that word https://t.co/8GmOAyAA05

— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) September 21, 2017
We believe the term "not well-received" applies here. As for Morgan, he got off some tweets of his own. Here's just a few:

You need to read the column.
Urgently. https://t.co/NCpbSwRDCJ

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 21, 2017

Kanye's a talented, fascinating guy. I just don't understand why if he sings 'niggas', his millions of white fans can't sing it too? https://t.co/bus3nOuTNf

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 21, 2017

Well, my new column's definitely got America talking... pic.twitter.com/73n3RlOWHN

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 21, 2017

Very productive.

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